Well, let’s get that last game out of our minds and appreciate the ride.
Losing Kadri for the next three games is going to hurt, but in no way is it going to kill this team.
If anything, the Penguins-Flyers game from last night has taught us that one game only means one game in the playoffs. No reason this should not be an open and competitive game for both sides.
These Kadri-less Leafs still look strong and capable to do the job against the ugly-ass Bruins.
- The best fourth-line in hockey is reunited with Andreas Johnsson back in the lineup
- Leo Komarov on the left of Matthews, let’s see how that works
- Patrick Marleau as the 2C replacement
- Roman Polak is still here
- No changes from Thursday
- These lines are as deep as the dumpster Marchand lives in
- The top line is good, I’m sure that’s the first you have heard it.
Andersen faced 40 shots on Thursday, while Rask only had to face 27.
Hopefully those numbers will switch places tonight;. Both of these goaltenders are capable of standing on their heads and shutting the opposition out. But I would say that Rask is the goaltender more capable of completely falling straight on his ass and letting in multiple flukey goals – Andersen less so.
Their lines for the season:
Notes From The Press
Babcock on Game 2 adjustments:— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) April 14, 2018
"No. 1, let’s be disciplined. You can’t be in the box. No. 2, our compete level right thru our group. You got to have everybody so competitiveness, on the puck, winning 50-50 battles, races, wall battles, net battles, that’s got to be our priority"
Tommy Wingels said he didn't like the hit. Wouldn't comment on it any further. He's a gametime decision, said he'll see how he feels he arrives to the rink tonight.— Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) April 14, 2018
More Babs on Game 2: “With 4:25 left (in 2nd per. of G1) it was 1-1. Then we're short 11 of the next 24 minutes. Let’s be disciplined. You can’t be in the box. No. 2, you have to have everybody winning 50-50 (pucks), races, wall battles, net battles. That has to be our priority"— Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) April 14, 2018
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